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outgrowth

noun [C]     /ˈaʊt.ɡrəʊθ/ US  /-ɡroʊθ/
specialized biology a growth on the outside of an animal or plant: Antlers are the bony outgrowths on the heads of deer.Parts of plants a result or development: This policy is just an outgrowth of earlier decisions.Outcomes and consequences
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